Day 358: Working Our Way South

This Canadian $6 per gallon diesel is killing us:

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Heading South from Fort Nelson, we stopped in the town of Taylor to spectate a sand sculpture contest in progress:

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The sand is packed into a wedding cake-like arrangement of forms.  The artist then sculpts the tightly packed sand, removing levels of forms as he or she goes:

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I don’t know why we do this, but they are funny:

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Continuing South, we diverted off the AlCan to drive a section of the original Alaska Highway that crosses the original World War II era Kiskatinaw Bridge, the only curved and banked wooden trestle bridge in Western Canada:

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We arrived in Dawson Creek in the afternoon.  Dawson Creek is “Mile Zero” of the Alaska Highway.  Most folks start here, but for us this is the end of the AlCan:

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The old grain silo is now an art gallery:

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The vistor center has a history museum and a natural history museum in it:

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Gotta love the R/C float plane:

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Tonight we are overnighting at the Walmart of Dawson Creek, BC.  See the trip map for details.

Day 357: Roadside Menagerie and Biking with Bears
Day 359: Farewell to the Alaska Highway

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